The heat has arrived and school days are coming to an end. Here, we provide you a list of activities to enjoy during your relaxed summer schedule. Escape the heat and have some family fun. Enjoy your summer!
25th ANNUAL TEXAS CRAWFISH AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Family fun with 70 tons of crawfish and 6 live bands!
Old Town Spring
May 13 – 15 and May 20 – 22 (Rain or shine.)
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CONCERT AND FIREWORKS
Live music from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Bring coolers and picnics to enjoy. Fireworks at 8:50 p.m. each evening.
The Woodlands Waterway Square
May 28 – 29
14th ANNUAL, RED HOT BLUE FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
Live music, face painting, games, booths and concessions. 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. Free and open to the public.
Along The Woodlands Waterway
(Town Green Park and Waterway Square)
TOMBALL’S 2ND SATURDAY AT THE DEPOT
Starts at 6:00 p.m. with games, activities, crafts, and music. The movie begins at dark. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets along with your own picnic basket. (No glass containers please.) This is a fun and free, family evening.
May 14 – “Annie” – A special visit from Daddy Warbucks, his Secretary, and Annie.
June 11 – “Firehouse Dog” – Come enjoy lots of fun water games.
July 9 – “Racing Stripes” – Pony rides and a special visit from Stripes.
Family Fun at Any Time!
VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY
The children’s section of your library offers fun and FREE events all summer long. Check your county library website (The Events Calendar) for days and times. Most events require an admission ticket. In general, you can pick up your tickets at the Children’s Desk starting a week before the show. These events are popular, so make sure you pick up your tickets early.
Harris County Public Library: hcpl.net
Montgomery County Memorial Library: countylibrary.org
HOUSTON FIRE MUSEUM
Visit the first Fire Station built in Houston. Climb aboard the cab of a fire truck and slide down a fireman’s pole.
MRS. BAIRD’S BAKERY TOUR
Come and see a bread bakery in action. Free tours at the Houston location are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m./11:00 a.m./1:00 p.m. Must be 6 years old or older, legs must be covered and no open-toed shoes. Make reservations on website.
SEA CENTER TEXAS
Buckle up for a short road trip to Lake Jackson. Sea Center Texas is a marine aquarium, fish hatchery and education center. Self-guided tours (including touch tanks) are free. Picnic areas are located nearby.
THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON
Take the day to explore. Visit the miniature grocery store, climb through tunnels, pretend play in Kidtropolis and don’t forget to get wet in the Flow Works Exhibit.
Thursday evening, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. is free admission.
NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS
This is for those families who are ready for an adventure and a long road trip. Located 30 minutes north of downtown San Antonio, you can walk 180 feet underground to view awe-inspiring ancient formations. Cavern temperatures hover around 70 degrees!
Take the kids and enjoy an old-fashioned way of watching movies. Located just 10 minutes west of Tomball. Enjoy the view on the jumbo screens!
These fund ideas were Reprint from an Article in the Summer 2011 Edition of Kidnnected Magazine circulated in Spring, Texas.